It's been said that the more you train for something the easier it gets.. That's what THEY say…
Overall, our runs are getting easier, we’re not stopping as much AND we are getting faster, the training seems to really be working! That being said it seems that we keep finding ourselves stepping outside our comfort zone (mostly by accident – forest fire smoke, construction, etc) and adding ‘new and exciting’ challenges.
This morning was no exception and no accident. Our new challenge was getting up extra early and running before our workout for the first time. In a perfect world, this would mean meeting at the WestJet gym at 5:45, running for just over a half an hour then working out.
The way it actually played out was Felicity showed up at 5:50, almost in tears.. so tired that if she could have curled up in a ball on the floor of the changeroom and dreamed about the blizzard she had last night she would have, Crystal seconds behind her, who had worked the night before and would normally have passed on the workout all together was not her cheerful morning self either and I having forgotten my passes at home (which made me so very happy), showed up at 5:55 and had to wait for a morning WestJetter to let me into the building while the girls awaited my arrival... a really good start to our new training program.
So off we went with our eyes barely open and having already decided on the best path (aka less traffic) decided to run to the airport and back on the paved city trail. Now when we started the sun hadn't quite come out yet, but thanks to Felic's bright neon green running shirt ... traffic could see us from miles away. The run itself turned out to be the best one yet. Besides the occasional ghost passing, the temperature was perfect, the mosquitoes hadn't quite woken up yet (actually did later in the run and feasted on our poor Felicity), our friendly neighborhood falcon we're sure was still sleeping and thankfully not dive bombing our heads (**We'll have to tell you all about the Falcon on a blog of it's own to be published at a later time**).
Overall, we all really enjoyed the morning run and will definitely do it again as a group even though according to Felic we are currently losing 4min per day of sunlight. Being in the morning, our energy levels were at a perfect place and we ended up beating our current time by over two minutes! Score one for the Princesses, looks like one more challenge down!